Take a Cheap Vacation in Your Own City

cityguide_scaled.jpgWeek after week of projects, deadlines, and new challenges have gone by at work, and you're ready to get out and get away. Before you throw some hard-earned cash at airline tickets, consider taking the cheaper and faster route to a vacation—explore your own city. The Wise Bread frugality blog has a few ideas on how to give yourself a new perspective on your town, and get some relaxation while you're at it:

A great way to get a different impression of the place you live is to act like a tourist. Find a guidebook for your area and choose some weekend activities from it. For a different twist on this idea, try to find an older, most likely outdated, guidebook.

For more view-changing ideas, find an iPod guide for your city or follow our readers' advice on exploring new cities in your own locale. Photo by allygril520.


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